These newsletters will give you better access to
some of the children’s “foodie” work that we do here at Willow
Cottage..... and you can forward them to friends and relations that
might enjoy them too!
Amazing new research findings about breast milk shows that it is more than just nutrition. Proteins, carbohydrates and vitamins are all on the menu for a breastfed baby. Now it seems you can add stem cells to that list. Evidence is piling up that both breast milk and breast tissue contain embryonic-like stem cells.
2013/14 editions of our NURSERY RECIPES recipes are now published and available!
The latest editions of our electronic nursery recipe books are now ready and available as DOWNLOADS
We now publish all the recipes from our award winning Three Week Rolling Menu both in Nursery size and Family size. With step by step instructions, colourful photos, cooking and nutritional advice they guide you to provide a well balanced family menu economically and on a budget.
Mr. Willow's Children's Books - Now available for IPad and Kindle Fire.
The first of Mr. Willow's Children's Books is now available electronically for iPads and Kindle Fire!
"Carrots Are Very Good For You... Don’t You Know!” is
written specifically for young children and adults to share. It has a
“carroty” poem and is told with beautiful photographs to encourage healthy eating and early year's cookery. Can carrots
really help your child to see in the dark? Can you grow your own
“rainbow” carrots... and just why are the spotty pigs and cheeky rabbits
eating Mr. Willow’s carrots?
Look at what's new for our OUTDOOR CLASSROOM provision!
It's Willow Whale (A living Willow den).
Willow Whale will now offer a multitude of play and role-play opportunities; from a leafy play space where children can relax and watch nature with their friends, to an outdoor dining area, rocket, or shady story time cosy corner!
Mr. Willow Children’s Books contain a wealth of early science concepts, sensory activities and other educational suggestions to extend your child’s learning .... all encourage early cookery and provide a healthy recipe to make together.
Willow Cottage Nurseries welcomes the new Tickell report set to reduce the unecessary bureaucracy within the Early Years Foundation Stage which forces teachers and nursery practitioners to spend too much time on paperwork.
The report was carried out by Dame Clare Tickell Children's Minister. She told BBC Breakfast that "it is incredibly important to put in high-quality childcare early on for children - it has an enormous impact on their life chances later on."
The review into how the system works has described it as "too bureaucratic" .....
Language and Literacy - The demonstrable benefits of reading with children.
Once again the benefits to children of being read to by their parents is being highlighted by the latest research.
"Children are much less likely to develop social and emotional problems in later life if they are read to, according to the latest study from Essex University. Professor Yvonne Kelly, who led the study explains the findings." 2011 06 13
Mr Willow (The Bear Chef) continues his "Nursery Food Matters" Campaign!
Mr. Willow's Nursery Food Matters Campaign continues with his new initiatives to educate young children in healthy food matters and so to help fight chidhood obesity and its related diseases. On 4th June a consultation meeting was held with staff and parents at Willow Cottage Nurseries Oxford as to how best to develop his new Family Fun Food Packs!
Our website makes use of non-invasive (no personal data) cookies to provide you with an enhanced user experience. By continuing to use the site, you consent to this.CloseMore
A cookie is a small file containing text and numbers generated by the website and passed from your browser back to our website when you revisit the site.
A cookie is used here to allow you to navigate the site, log in etc. Without this cookie (called a session cookie), this site would not work properly and so this has already been set.
We use a popular statistics tool called Google Analytics which uses non invasive cookies to allow us to find out how effective our marketing is, based on referencing how you got to our website (search engine, direct, or from another site etc).
We use an animation based rotating image which uses a cookie to know which image was last displayed so that as you move from page to page you are not seeing the same image every time.
We can also make use of third party services such as video clip players which can set cookies, for example to enable them to know that you part played a video clip previously, or to store customised settings such as brightness or volume. Close